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dc.contributor.authorCesur, Resulen_US
dc.contributor.authorSabia, Joseph J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTekin, Erdalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:57:35Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:57:35Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201204239552-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58905-
dc.description.abstractMigraine headache is a growing problem for U.S. servicemen deployed in the Global War on Terrorism and has been linked to substantial negative socioeconomic consequences. However, there has been no comprehensive examination of the relationship between combat exposure and migraine headache or its stress-related triggers. Using data drawn from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, we exploit exogenous variation in deployment assignment to estimate the effect of combat exposure on migraine headache. We find that those deployed to a combat zone with enemy firefight are at substantially increased risk for migraine headache relative to those deployed to non-combat zones outside the United States or to combat zones without enemy firefight. This relationship is robust to controls for pre-deployment migraine status and is largest for those serving in the Army in the post-9/11 period. We find that combat-induced sleep disorders, stress-related psychological problems, and physical injuries in combat explain 47 to 60 percent of the relationship between combat exposure and migraine headache.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6303en_US
dc.subject.jelH56en_US
dc.subject.jelI1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmigraine headacheen_US
dc.subject.keywordcombat exposureen_US
dc.subject.keywordsleep disruptionen_US
dc.subject.stwPsychische Störungen_US
dc.subject.stwSoldatenen_US
dc.subject.stwKriegsopferen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleCombat exposure and migraine headache: Evidence from exogenous deployment assignmenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715306839en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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